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The cheapest times to fly from DCA to DFW are

  • August 13th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 17th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DCA to DFW is early December. Prices can be as high as $508 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $247 for Wednesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Dallas

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) will usually cost between $271 to $377 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $275. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $366. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $90 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $319 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to DFW flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DCA to DFW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

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DCA to DFW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to DFW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $51 (15%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $294. Return trip prices are from the DFW to DCA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DCA to DFW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 7 minutes may be realistic.

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DCA to DFW? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1190 miles or 1915 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DCA to DFW?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to DFW flight is about 3 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Dallas/Fort Worth, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from DCA to DFW.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeDCA
Origination airport nameRonald Reagan Washington National Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States
Latitude38.9
Longitude-77

Return Airport

Destination codeDFW
Destination airport nameDallas/Fort Worth International Airport
CityDallas/Fort Worth, TX
Countrythe United States
Latitude32.9
Longitude-97

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DCA to DFW tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 29% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 22% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DFW heading for DCA about 14 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX is about 2 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 14 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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